Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

On human nurture | The University of Chicago Magazine

Jesse Prinz
Profile of philosopher Jesse Prinz.

Prinz’s work, which one of his CUNY colleagues applauds as “intellectually promiscuous,” draws on philosophy, cognitive neuroscience, experimental psychology, and other disciplines to explore the ways humans have moved beyond that reptilian origin. Prinz has written a lot, all of it united by an uncompromising empiricism—his position that our diverse sensory and cultural experience, varying from person to person and place to place, is the ultimate foundation for our concepts, conjectures, and knowledge. “The study of the human mind,” he has written, “is fundamentally the study of place.” In other words, nurture over nature. “The headline news in telling our story,” he says, “is in telling the story of learning and change.”
On human nurture | The University of Chicago Magazine

Philosophy student wins on The Voice

Philosophy student Josh Kaufman wins on The Voice. He's taking a break from studying philosophy at Northern Illinois University. 

Friday, May 02, 2014

Spring 2014 Graduation

Saturday May 10 is the College of Arts and Sciences' Commencement ceremonies. Graduation will begin at 9 am and it will conclude around 11:30. At 11:30, immediately after the ceremony our department will be co-hosting a post-graduation gathering for our students and faculty. There will be snacks and refreshments.

The event will be in the Founders Room of the NKU Soccer Complex, from 11:30-1 pm. The Soccer complex is located adjacent to the Bank of Kentucky Center and the parking lot around the BoK Center. It is very easy to find and close to BoK where Commencement will be held. The elevators take you up to the beautiful Founders Room on the second floor.

One of our department's graduates, Mayra Guzman, has the prestigious honor of being selected as the student Speaker for the ceremony and she has received the NKU President’s award.